UCLA will make a change at quarterback Saturday when it meets Stanford on the road.

According to Bruin Report Online’s Tracy Pierson, Ethan Garbers is expected to start in place of Dante Moore. Garbers started in the Bruins’ season-opening win over Coastal Carolina, but he has only thrown one pass in the five games since.

Garbers has not played in either of the team’s last two games. According to Bruin Report Online, that was by choice as Garbers was looking to preserve his redshirt. Garbers has played in four games so far this season.

Moore has struggled heavily in recent weeks.

The former 5-star recruit completed seven of his 12 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in the opener against Coastal Carolina. Over the next two weeks as the starter, Moore completed 25 of his 39 passes for 472 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.

In the three games since — two UCLA losses — Moore has been at or below 50% with three touchdowns and six interceptions. He has thrown pick-sixes in each game. UCLA’s offense has lost all semblance of rhythm.

But a change comes as a surprise.

Garbers was a healthy scratch a week ago. Kelly said he was “very much” available. Asked if UCLA needed to do anything different to help Moore’s confidence, Kelly said Moore is “a very resilient young man” and doesn’t lack for confidence.

At each turn, Kelly has expressed confidence in the young passer.

UCLA (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) will turn to someone different against Stanford. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.